woops

is not like other people
weird there was a post here a few minutes ago saying that aphex thing is the most acid trip music ever.
 

Benny B

Well-known member
Sorry about the deletion. Drunk posted last night after having a 'moment' with this tune. Maybe this thread could be about music that triggers flashbacks.

I remember the night after i took mushrooms for the first time aged 16 I smoked some hash in my bedroom alone the day after and I started full on tripping again for about 30 mins - it was pretty scary cos it was totally unexpected. I was at the point of going downstairs and confessing everything to my mam and dad and telling them to take me to hospital. Luckily it passed, and its never happened again to the same intensity.

This was another cd I was listening to around that time which inhabits a similar dimension to SAW for me. Doesn't trigger a full on flashback but the closest thing

 

muser

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I had something like that with this squarepusher track for while in my teens after listening to it on mushrooms. the synthline that starts at 3mins would make me feel like I was coming up mushrooms pretty much every time I listened to it.

 

Benny B

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With those aphex and plastikman albums (probably the only two proper techno cds I owned at the time) - theres plenty of other music I listened to tripping around then and it all sounded amazing, but those are the two that seem to be inextricably linked to those early experiences and are actually capable of triggering mini-flashbacks like the one I had last night.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
There are certain tracks on 85-92 that I find timeless (Schottkey, Tha, even Xtal) and others (We Are The Music, Ageispolis) that sound very 90s to me. I think in the case of WATMM it's the sample that places it very much in that time for me. I associate it more with the chillout scene (that I know barely anything about) - The Orb and all that.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Sorry I've gone on a tangent from the thread.

Music that sounds amazing when you're tripping - a good subject.

You'd expect anything to sound amazing when you're tripping but in fact I've found it sharpens my sense of taste.

One of my best times this year was tripping on acid in Peckham listening to Craner's second top 100 and ranting about jungle and hardcore to him and luka.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
I was listening to 'A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld'

A piece of music I love with a title I hate.
 

WashYourHands

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There are certain tracks on 85-92 that I find timeless (Ageispolis)
A personal favourite, the ultimate comedown track when there were fish swimming in the air at home, post chemical marathons. Even now, it’s a grounding composition. I try not overplay it due to tune fatigue, but when myself and some mates got home tripping in the summer after a night with the owl gods in the woods, that was the first piece I put on. 10mins later they had a Kenny Ken mix on. Give/take.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
The thing about that Orb track is they title it to fit in with all the outer space shit, but actually it's a beautiful meditation on time and death. You know this because of the ominous, haunting drone that looms underneath Minnie Riperton, locating the reality of loss that hovers around the edges of every syllable of 'Loving You'
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Feel the same about aphex. Branded as headfuck futuristic guy but I mostly go to him for the stunning melodies and the beauty does put me in an appreciative state, for the basic eternal things nature, family, love, the passing of time

I wrote something nice about this. I'll find it.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
OK, onto Aphex.

This is one of those ones that shows you what he’s capable of when he’s not just trying to be a twat, which he usually is.

This track has been sifting through my nerves and heart valves since 1995. Apart from being a delicious sonic object it is also a beautiful piece of music: something that zeroes in on the soul, articulates shards and shades of feeling you were only otherwise dimly aware of. The tone is hard to define: it is melancholy, triumphant, a love song, an elegy; you can be in a different place at a different time and this piece of music somehow finds a way to reflect or transform the moment. He’s a riddle, because maybe he just has a good ear, but, surely, to make music like this you must have some rarefied poetic sensibility, some depth of feeling and width of vision. Perhaps he’s just English: if he has it there somewhere, it has to be deflected, downgraded, treated like an accident, something meaningless. Don’t show your emotions, lads!

It was about this:

 
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